Kentucky’s Medical Marijuana Bill PassesPosted by On

History was made in Kentucky this week, as the commonwealth will soon be able to offer medical cannabis for patients in need.

Medical Cannabis Already Legal in Kentucky – Sort Of

As of January 1, 2023, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear made it legal for Kentuckians with certain medical conditions to use medical cannabis. There are twenty-one different conditions that have been approved including cancer, post-traumatic stress disorder, terminal illness, and more. Now, you can’t purchase medical marijuana in Kentucky, so patients that qualify have to travel to a state like Illinois to buy it. But once Bill 47 passes the house and is signed by Governor Beshear qualifying patients will be able to get the help they need in Kentucky.

It is expected to pass the Kentucky House and then Beshear is expected to sign the measure into law.

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Executive Order for Kentucky


Here are some of the specifics from Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear’s current Executive order.

The medical cannabis shall have been lawfully purchased in a jurisdiction within the United States of America but outside of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The individual shall produce a written proof of purchase that shows the place of purchase, the physical location of the place of purchase, and the date of purchase. The amount of medical cannabis in the individual’s possession shall be a legal amount under the laws of the…

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